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Nova has an excellent relationship with the top Italian car rental companies and we have secured the very best auto rental rates for you!

Just enter your travel information, the age of the driver, drop off point (if different from the pick up) and the country of origin in the search box. Then you will be displayed the most available discount car hire rates for Catania Downtown. You can get a free quote now or if you are ready to book, secure your reservation by paying just a small deposit. It's as simple as that.

Remember that you can also book car hire at Catania Airport.

How to collect your car hire in Catania

When you reserve your vehicle with Nova, we send you a confirmed booking statement by e-mail which lists all the terms of the car rental agreement. This statement will also show all the details of the car you have hired and the business address and contact details of the rental premises in Catania.

Then, just switch on the engine and off you go to discover the joys of what is on offer in Sicily!

Brief Guide to Catania

Catania is a city on the east coast of Sicily, and located at the foot of Mount Etna. The second largest city on the island, it has had a long history, with records listing inhabitants back to the the 8th century BC. Unfortunately it has been the victim of several violent eruptions from the volcanic Etna and the city has been totally decimated at least twice in the Middle Ages, with the most recent eruption being in the late 17th century. 

Catania is best renowned for its important position as an arts and culture centre in Renaissance era Italy. The first university on the island was founded there in before 1440. Nowadays the city is an important tourism and technological hub which are the most prominent employing industries in the city area.

For a tour of the city, some of the main sights that you are well advised to see are Fontana dell'Elefante, a stone elephant statue, the symbol of the city. The cities destroyed by seismic activity in both Greek and Roman times is now completely soldified in lava and is buried underneath the present day city. Tare plenty of Roman remains to visit in the city, in particular the Forum and the Greek-Roman Theatre.

The old city centre is from the Baroque architectural style and is a noted UNESCO site. Other key attractions include the Cathedral, the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi and the Sanctuary of Ognina, which is located in the Maritime Quarter of the city, where the fishing port is. 

To head from Catania on a driving tour of the other locations of the island, take the A18 to Messina and the A19 to Palermo.

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